CEO Digital Media - Media24
Cape Town, Western Cape
Posted 08 January 2019 - Closing Date 22 January 2019

Job Details

Job Description

Media24’s Digital Media business includes several significant digital media platforms including: News24, South Africa’s leading online news and entertainment portal; and paid-for Afrikaans news and entertainment destination Netwerk24. The CEO: Digital Media reports to the CEO of Media24 and is based in Cape Town.

What the job involves:

  • Leading and developing engineering, editorial, sales, product, marketing and data teams;
  • Building an engineering-driven digital media business
  • Driving digital innovation
  • Developing and executing the strategy of the Digital Media business;
  • Scaling online audiences, growing advertising revenue and driving conversion to registrations and paid-for subscriptions where relevant;
  • Driving cross-segment publishing initiatives in collaboration with the News and Lifestyle divisions of Media24;
  • Deepening the editorial offering, particularly around video and multimedia;
  • Identifying and developing new business opportunities;
  • Managing established businesses for maximum efficiency and driving innovation;
  • Nurturing relationships with key clients (advertisers and agencies) and building strategic partnerships with industry peers and stakeholders;
  • Driving the values and culture of our business.

What we are looking for:

  • An excellent strategist with an in-depth understanding of the South African consumer market;
  • An analyst who can assess market potential and business opportunities in South Africa and the rest of Africa;
  • An innovator who can find new ways to monetise audiences and business opportunties;
  • A leader who can grow and focus a team that executes on opportunities at speed; and
  • A collaborator, who can build fruitful partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.


You should be a qualified engineer with entrepreneurial flair, the ability to lead multi-functional, engineering-driven teams and a passion for media.